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September is Organic Harvest Month so if you're not already, it's the perfect time to get on board the organic food train.

 

Why go organic?

  • To help replenish and maintain soil fertility.
  • To help eliminate the use of harmful toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the soil, air and water - not to mention the food you eat.
  • To help support biologically diverse agriculture.
  • To help protect the health of farmers and their families.

 

Organic. It’s Worth It offers the following ideas for celebrating Organic Harvest Month:

 

  • PREPARE one meal with as many organic ingredients as possible. Don’t forget to serve the organic beverage of your choice with your meal and enjoy an organic dessert.  Make it a celebration!

 

  • GO SHOPPING and fill one grocery bag with all organic products. Remember, organic isn’t just in the produce aisle, it’s in the frozen section, in the health and beauty department, and it appears everywhere between dairy and canned goods. If you can’t find organic items in your store, talk to your grocer to find out about bringing some in.

 

  • WEAR organic cotton clothing, available in everything from socks to sweaters. Enjoy the comfort and style while you support agriculture that builds healthy soils and protects the environment.

 

  • INDULGE yourself. Take a long bath in water scented with organic oils. Nibble on rich organic chocolate. Sip organic wine, beer or even a martini made with organic vodka. Buy yourself a bouquet of organically grown flowers. Cuddle in a towel or robe made from organic cotton.

 

  • SAY THANK YOU to an organic grower or producer because they’re the ones who bring organic food and fiber products to the tables and stores all across North America. Grab a friend and go to your local farmers market where you can buy organic products directly from a certified organic grower and say “Thanks!”